Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

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Next steps for science and technology in UK agriculture

Morning, Tuesday, 26th April 2022


This conference will be a timely opportunity for key stakeholders and policy makers to examine the priorities for developing agricultural science and technology in the UK.


We expect discussion on priorities for innovation to meet supply chain and climate challenges, and the way forward for driving research and developing effective regulation.


Areas for discussion include:

  • policy developments and regulatory priorities
  • priorities for innovation
  • research funding and investment
  • GM
  • the international landscape and trade

The conference takes place in the context of the Agricultural Transition Plan 2021 to 2024, the ongoing implementation of the Government’s Environmental Land Management Schemes (ELMS), and the coming into force of the Agriculture Act.


We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with: Tim Mordan, Deputy Director, Agri-Food Chain - Innovation, Productivity & Science, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Professor Robin May, Chief Scientific Adviser, Food Standards Agency; and Professor of Infectious Disease, University of Birmingham; and Katrina Hayter, Challenge Director, Transforming Food Production, Innovate UK.


The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from Defra; the Food Standards Agency; the Health and Safety Executive; The CCC; Food Standards Scotland; CAFRE; the CCC; the DIT; the FCDO; The Planning Inspectorate and the Welsh Government.



Keynote Speakers

Professor Robin May

Chief Scientific Adviser, Food Standards Agency; and Professor of Infectious Disease, University of Birmingham

Katrina Hayter

Challenge Director, Transforming Food Production, Innovate UK

Keynote Speakers

Tim Mordan

Deputy Director, Agri-Food Chain - Innovation, Productivity & Science, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Katrina Hayter

Challenge Director, Transforming Food Production, Innovate UK

Professor Robin May

Chief Scientific Adviser, Food Standards Agency; and Professor of Infectious Disease, University of Birmingham

Speakers

Professor Richard Tiffin

Chief Scientific Officer, Agrimetrics; and Director, Centre for Food Security, University of Reading

Dr Helen Ferrier

Chief Science & Regulatory Affairs Adviser, National Farmers’ Union

Dustin Benton

Policy Director, Green Alliance

Dave Bench

Chief Executive, Crop Protection Association

Jon Williams

Public and Governmental Affairs Manager - Agricultural Solutions, UK and Ireland, BASF

Professor Jonathan Napier

Science Director - Omega-3 Camelina Development Flagship Leader, Rothamsted Research

Dr Ismahane Elouafi

Chief Scientist, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)

Sarah Bell

Board Member and Cereals and Oilseeds Sector Chair, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board